Skills for Care Certificate

The Care Certificate is an agreed set of standards that define the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of specific job roles in the health and social care sectors.

The Care Certificate is made up of the 15 minimum standards that should be covered if you are ‘new to care’ and should form part of a robust induction programme.

It was developed jointly by Skills for Care and Health Education England.

The standards
  • Understand your role
  • Your personal development
  • Duty of care
  • Equality and diversity
  • Work in a person centred way
  • Communication
  • Privacy and dignity
  • Fluids and nutrition
  • Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disabilities
  • Safeguarding adults
  • Safeguarding children
  • Basic life support
  • Health and safety
  • Handling information
  • Infection prevention and control

On successful completion on this course students will receive a Care Certificate.

Students will require a suitable work placement to complete this course.  This could be learners place of work or a placement arranged by us. This could be a paid position or a voluntary position. The placement needs to be sufficient to enable students to gather the required workplace evidence for each of the course units, and the work will need to be signed off by an appropriate person (Manager or Supervisor) within the organisation through witness testimonies.

We accept a minimum of GCSE or O Levels. Past evidence suggest that candidates with higher qualification such as degree will find it less difficult to complete the programme.

We support our learners with the information and support required to secure jobs in the UK.  We also provide job references for our candidates.